Dental patients are better-informed than ever before, and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge about dental health comes from online sources. Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family. But a word of caution from The Plano Dentist: don’t rely too heavily on the Internet for your dental information.
Like so many other topics, searching for information about dental health can leave you with conflicting information. Misconceptions about medical treatment in general and dentistry in particular began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous, but the Internet has accelerated the speed and distance they can travel.
Some of the most common dental myths are focused on the safety of x-rays, the risk of root canals, the facts about fluoride, and the effectiveness of alternative practices such as oil pulling.
In worst-case scenarios, patients delay or avoid required dental treatment because of something they encounter online. We encourage our patients to discuss all areas of concern with us. You can count on The Plano Dentist for accurate information and quality care.
We are devoted to keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. You can’t always determine who operates and funds online dental sites, so be careful out there!
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